The insurance advocate who was sent details on 83,000
claimants in the Earthquake Commission privacy breach says
the document contained detailed information on the expected
number of settlements and the estimated cost of the claims.
Were senior Cabinet ministers asleep at the wheel? Did they
fail to step in soon enough when problems at Solid Energy
were apparent long before the troubled state-owned coal
company went public and finally told the markets of its
rapidly deteriorating balance sheet?